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The spokesperson for the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, has tasked those around President Muhammadu Buhari to ask him to resign.
Baba-Ahmed asserted that his call followed the recent state of insecurity in the country.
In series of tweets yesterday, the NEF spokesman feared things might be worse in 2023 considering the current situation in the country.
He said as president, the bulk stops at Buhari’s desk, and that he should take responsibility and not buck-pass to anyone.
‘When you have a President with huge powers like ours has, NOBODY leads anything. He is everything. He sets standards. He determines how those below him work. Even VP, governors, legislators, ministers etc.
‘He can’t pass the buck. Where you have a near-total collapse, he is responsible. This is MY PERSONAL opinion; I am terrified by the state of Nigeria. I am more terrified by what it will be by May 2023.
‘If there are people he listens to, they should ask him to consider resigning. Any lawful option is better than his continuing. Raise your voice, Nigeria; It’s enough,’ ‘he tweeted.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian presidency has called the bluff of Senators from opposition parties who issued a six-week ultimatum to President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday to tackle the security challenges bedeviling the country.
Earlier on Wednesday, the lawmakers had staged a walkout from the Senate and threatened to commence impeachment proceedings against President Buhari should he fail to address the insecurity within the period given by the lawmakers.
Reacting to the development on Channels Television’s Politics Today which was monitored by Africa Today News, New York, presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, was of the opinion that the statesmen were merely playing to the gallery, adding that there is not much they will do after the drama which played out in the Upper Chamber.